Sunday, October 18, 2009 - Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open


Kevin Streelman fought off J.J. Henry to maintain his lead in the $1 million Kodak Challenge this week at the Justin Timberlake Hospitals for Children Open. Streelman's dramatic a 41 foot putt for eagle on hole #16 on Saturday at TPC Summerlin allowed him to retake the Kodak Challenge lead from J.J. Henry. Henry had eagled #16 during Friday's round to tie Streelman at 14-under-par. Henry remains one-shot behind Streelman at 14-under-par.

Playing as the easiest hole at TPC Summerlin for most tournament, the par 5 560-yard hole #16 provided Kodak Challengers with many opportunities to move up the leaderboard. Steve Lowery and Bo Van Pelt each carded eagles this week to jump up to 13-under-par. Joining them one-shot behind Streelman is Nathan Green, who birdied #16. Matt Bettencourt, despite missing the cut, scored an eagle to join the group at 12-under-par.

A total of 13 golfers are currently within 3 strokes of the lead as the chase for the $1 million Kodak Challenge prize enters its final three holes. The Kodak Challenge continues on October 22-25 at on the par 3 hole #16 at the Open at Grayhawk Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ.

The winner-take-all $1 million Kodak Challenge will conclude on November 12-15 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Disney's Magnolia Golf Club in Lake Buena Vista, FLA.

Kodak Challenge Leaderboard
Name Score Holes
Kevin Streelman -15 18
J.J. Henry -14 18
Steve Lowery -13 19
Nathan Green -13 19
Bo Van Pelt -13 16
Matt Bettencourt -12 22
Brendon de Jonge -12 22
Nicholas Thompson -12 21
Daniel Chopra -12 21
Tim Herron -12 20
Jason Gore -12 18
Michael Letzig -12 18
Jason Bohn -12 17

About Hole #16 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
The Kodak Challenge par 5 hole #16 at TPC Summerlin was the fourth easiest hole on the course in 2007 and in 2008 it saw 28 eagles and 218 birdies. To reach the green in two, pros try for a good tee shot to start setting themselves up to use a mid-iron for shot number two. Although it's relatively downhill, pros must avoid hole #16's trees on both sides of the fairway and the lake guarding the front of the green.

About the Kodak Challenge
The Kodak Challenge is a first-of-its-kind competition for PGA TOUR players and fans and celebrates beautiful holes and memorable moments on the PGA TOUR. All players can compete, and all they have to do is play. Players must play at least 18 of the 30 Kodak Challenge holes to be eligible to win. The player with the lowest cumulative score relative to par wins $1 million and the Kodak Challenge trophy. For more, go to

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